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RAWITSCH (Polish Ravicz)

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 928 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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RAWITSCH (Polish Ravicz), a town of Germany, in the Prussian province of Posen, lying near the Silesian frontier, 37 M. N. of Breslau, at the junction of railways to Posen and Liegnitz. Pop. (1905) 11,403. It contains a handsome Protestant church and a medieval town hall. The principal industry is the manufacture of snuff and cigars, and for the former it enjoys a considerable reputation. Trade is carried on in grain, wool, cattle, hides, and timber. Rawitsch was founded by Protestant refugees from Silesia during the Thirty Years' War. It passed to Prussia at the second partition of Poland in 1793.
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Why write that the Polish is Ravicz, when it is correctly Rawicz? From this town's name come various family names in various spellings: Ravich, Ravitch, Rawich, Rawitch, Rawitsch, Ravitz, Rawitz, Ravicz, and of course the original Rawicz.
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